TIGRAN TOROSIAN SEES NO TRAGEDY IN COLLAPSE OF COALITION

Noyan Tapan
Armenians Today
May 15 2006

BRUSSELS, MAY 15, NOYAN TAPAN - ARMENIANS TODAY. The most probable
candidate of the next Speaker of the RA National Assembly, Deputy
Chairman of the Republican Party of Armenia and NA Deputy Speaker
Tigran Torosian relates to rumours about his appointment calmly. "Those
are usual rumours, there is nothing to be specially interpreted. We'll
see what will be, and according to it, interpretations and explanations
will be," he said to Radio Liberty.

As for the collapse of the coalition, Tigran Torosian said: "Coalitions
are always provisional, there is no tragedy either in formation or in
destroying. Everything is normal, it is important that works continue
at the National Assembly normally." National Assembly Speaker Artur
Baghdasarian did not ascribe at the May 12 press-conference the
"Orinats Yerkir" (Country of Law) party's leaving the political
coalition to any pressure. Responding the question about pressures
from the presidential residence, Tigran Torosian mentioned: "I have no
basis not to believe Mr.Baghdasarian." Deputy Speaker of the National
Assembly considers natural the flow of deputies, ministers from the
"Orinats Yerkir" party: "Movements within the party are painful for any
party. It is very important that the multi-parties system is stable
in Armenia and does not subject to different concussions. Weakness
of multi-parties system, its being still incompleted is today the
greatest challenge of the political sphere." "I hope that no similar
serious concussions threaten the Republican Party, But, naturally,
it is impossible to exclude that if the RPA is not ever at power,
people will leave our party as well. But I'm sure that our party will
lose nothing from that," Tigran Torosian summed up.